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Chef Fest – Made in America 3 (Feb. 26-March 3)


Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu, in collaboration with Lucy Lean, noted author of Made in America; Our Best Chefs Reinvent Comfort Food, announces Chef Fest – Made in America 3.

A celebration of high-profile dinners, interactive cooking classes and culinary experiences, the series of events will be held at the Resort Feb. 26 – March 3, 2013 and features some of today’s top chefs coming together to cook, teach and entertain in an intimate and relaxed beach setting.

Nancy Silverton (co-owner Pizzeria Mozza, Mozza 2 Go and Michelin-starred Osteria Mozza, The Mozza Cookbook, La Brea Bakery); Matt Molina (executive chef, Pizzeria Mozza, Mozza 2 Go and Michelin-starred Osteria Mozza, Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza, The Mozza Cookbook); Ludo and Krissy Lefebvre (LudoBites, ABC’s The Taste, Sundance Channel’s LudoBites America, Top Chef Masters); Josiah Citrin (two Michelin-starred Melisse, Lemon Moon Cafe, In Pursuit of Excellence); Waylynn Lucas (fonuts); Alessandro Cartumini (executive chef, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara) and Tyler Shedden
(chef de cuisine, Cafe Boulud at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto) join James Babian (executive chef, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai) and Lucy Lean for the celebrations.

As with the previous two events, many of the participating chefs are featured in Lean’s Made in America. Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya and director of mixology Chandra Lam Lucariello from Southern Wine & Spirits will be on hand for wine and cocktail events.

“Following the success of our first two Made in America events, we’re thrilled to be working with Lucy Lean on the evolution of Made in America into Chef Fest for 2013. This event has grown and now includes some amazing partners to make this an even more incredible week,” said Robert Whitfield, regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

“Our guests love this event, because it offers the extraordinary experience of getting to know these chefs and to interact with them in an intimate environment, while enjoying the bounty of ingredients from Hawaii Island – it’s really unlike any other culinary event, and it’s all right here in the middle of paradise,” he said.

The line-up of events (schedule subject to change) is as follows:

Feb. 26
6 p.m. – Welcome reception and viewing of ABC’s “The Taste” viewing hosted by ‘breakout star of the show’ Ludo Lefebvre; and featuring action stations, a Patron Spirits and Moet Champagne Bar – Hoku Amphitheatre

Feb. 27
9 a.m. – Post-Breakfast Stand-Up Paddle boarding with Chefs – Canoe Club
Noon – Italian Wine Class with Chuck Furuya – ‘ULU
2 p.m. – Cooking Class with Ludo Lefebvre and Josiah Citrin – ‘ULU
5:30 p.m. – “Mozza at Beach Tree” featuring Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina – Beach Tree

Feb. 28
8:30 a.m. – Golf with Matt Molina – Hualalai Golf Course
9 a.m. – Chefs’ Tennis Tournament Preliminary Round – Hualalai Sports Club
2 p.m. – Dessert Cooking Class with Waylynn Lucas and Melissa Logan – ULU
5:30 p.m. – Four Seasons Epicurean Journey featuring James Babian, Ricardo Jarquin, Tyler Sheddon and Alessandro Cartumini – ‘ULU

March 1
9 a.m. – Chefs’ Tennis Tournament Round 2 – Hualalai Sports Club
1 p.m. – Spirit of Patron Mixology Class with Chandra Lam Lucariello – ‘ULU
3 p.m. – Cooking Class with Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina – Beach Tree
5:30 p.m. – Hawaiian Beach Cookout featuring Josiah Citrin, Ludo Lefebvre and Waylynn Lucas – Beach Tree

March 2
9 a.m. – Chefs’ Tennis Tournament Championship Round – Hualalai Sports Club
2 p.m. – Bites and Bubbles Class and Champagne Tasting with James Babian, Tyler Shedden, Alessandro Cartumini and Chuck Furuya – ‘ULU
5:30 p.m. – Made in America Gala Dinner, featuring all chefs, Lucy Lean and Chuck Furuya – ‘ULU

March 3
7 – 11 a.m. – Chefs Champagne Brunch featuring Moet Hennessy and an Ultimat Vodka Bloody Mary Bar – ‘ULU

Partners of Chef Fest – Made in America 3 include American Airlines, Big Island Visitors Bureau, Moet Hennessy and Patron Spirits.

For more information and reservations, call toll-free (888) 340-5662 or visit

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